crosen
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Number of running VCPUs limit exceeded.

I have nine ESX hosts running 3.5 U3 with 805 VMs running with a single CPU. I read the limit is 192 VCPUs per ESX server so I should not be near that threshold. DRS is fully automated at a moderate level. I'm trying to get to 1000 VMs (111/host). Thanks - Chris

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djciaro
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From the Configuration Maximums PDF: Number of virtual CPUs per server 128

What sort of hardware are you running as the nuber of vCPUs per core is also limited:

Number of virtual CPUs per core 8

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AntonVZhbankov
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192 vCPUs is a limit for 4-socket 6-core server. 24 cores * 8 vCPUs = 192 vCPUs.

4-core server has 128 vCPU limit.


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AntonVZhbankov
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And if I'm not mistaken 11 vCPU / core limit is allowed for ESX VDI only
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Jasemccarty
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3.5U3 will support 192 vCPUs.

I get over 100 on my 4 way Quad Core boxes without issue.

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Jasemccarty
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I don't think it is a hard limit is it? It never has been before.

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